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(Ellensburg, WA. — September 13, 2016) The annual CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series resumes this month, with two opportunities to hear from author and novelist Rachel Toor on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Toor will be reading from her latest book, “Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever,” at 7:30pm in the CWU Wildcat Shop. She will also be giving a craft talk titled “What the Heck is Creative Nonfiction?” in Black Hall room 151 at noon that same day. Both events are free and open to the public; Toor’s books will be available for sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat Shop.
In addition to teaching creative writing at professor at Eastern Washington University, Toor is a novelist and author, writing on a wide range of subjects from college admissions to marathon running. Toor’s first novel, “On the Road to Find Out,” was published in 2014, and she has three nonfiction titles including “Admission’s Confidential” (2002), “The Pig and I” (2009), “Personal Record” (2010), and “Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever” (2016). She writes a monthly column in “The Chronicle of Higher Education”, and for many years wrote for “Running Times” magazine. Her work has appeared in notable journals such as “The New York Times,” “The LA Times,” “Ploughshares,” “Glamour,” “Reader’s Digest,” and others.
This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, CWU Dept. of English, Karen Gookin and the Wildcat Shop. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1745 or emailing DS@cwu.edu.